Yellowknife

Yellowknife, NT
Yellowknife, NorthWest Territories on a map

Population: 19,234 (2011)
Unemployment Rate: 8.5% (as of Q4 2012, average of all three territories) (2012)
Minimum Wage: $12.50/hr (as of June 1, 2015)
Total Number of Shelters: 4 (2015)
Total Number of Beds: 100 (2015)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
Number of people estimated to be:

  • homeless: 139 (2015)
  • unsheltered: 27 (2015)
  • living in facilities (incl. emergency beds): 936 (2008)
  • emergebcy shelter: 24 (2015)
  • living in housing with supports: 19 (2015)

HOUSING
Number of public & subsidized housing units: 541 (2008)
Number of supported housing units: 6 (2008)
No. of clients on supported housing wait list: 26 (2008)
Rental Vacancy Rate: 1.9% (2015)
Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $1,700/mo. (2015)